Third facility to receive award this year
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 25, 2016) — Big Rivers Electric Corporation in Henderson today was presented a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for its commitment to protecting the safety of its workers on the job.
“Working over one million hours without a lost time injury or illness is an amazing accomplishment,” said Kentucky Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes said. “This is the third Big Rivers facility to receive a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for this year alone, which speaks volumes to the emphasis that this company places on workplace safety.”
Big Rivers Electric Corporation was created in 1961 and is owned by three distribution cooperatives – Meade County RECC, Kenergy Corporation and Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation. Together they serve more than 115,000 members in 22 counties.
“Safety is paramount in everything we do at Big Rivers,” said Bob Berry, President and CEO of Big Rivers. “For employees at our headquarters to work one million man-hours without a lost time injury shows a true dedication to safety. I’m very proud of the work-safe culture our employees have created. They have truly embraced the task of taking care of themselves while also looking out for the well-being of their colleagues.”
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet presents the Governor’s Safety and Health Award to highlight outstanding safety and health performance in Kentucky’s workplaces. A business may qualify for the award if its employees achieve a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost time injury or illness. The required number of hours is dependent upon the number of employees.